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this is deja vu news live from berlin new zealand is said to ban semiautomatic and military style weapons after the christ church mosque shootings the prime minister says too many guns are too easily available so only top security personnel including those now garri new zealand's mosques will have such weapons in the future also coming up. after a nationwide televised appeal for her breaks
a deal with the british prime minister heads to brussels today to ask for us three month extension on her divorce deal from the e.u. . and the rains just will not stop a week after cycling die strikes southeastern africa tens of thousands are still without food or shelter in mozambique relief efforts are being hampered by high waters. and today is world down syndrome day millions have the genetic condition worldwide and more and more of them are being fully integrated into their communities will meet entering in man who's completely in his own. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for being with us new zealand's for. prime minister
you send ardern has announced an immediate ban on semiautomatic and assault weapons now it comes as the victims of last week's shootings in christchurch are laid to rest mourners across the country are paying their respects to the fifty victims with more commemorations expected tomorrow to mark one week since the attack. earlier the prime minister explained the scale of the new bad time for the mass and easy availability of these weapons must end and to die. today i'm announcing that new zealand will ban all military style seamy order magic weapons. we will also ban all assault rifles. we will ban old high capacity magazines we will ban or paths with the ability to convey seeming automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style simi or domestic we've been let's get more now with all spoon lee
he's vice chancellor of the college of social sciences and mass university in auckland his work focuses on a number of issues including the extreme right good morning thanks for being with us paul this is a very sweeping ban on what weapons will still be available in new zealand and who will get to own them after the spent well it's very clear that they reached ration of weapons and before the ownership of those weapons is going to be much more restricted says your report made it in a thing which is a symbol to magic all of the interest of assault weapon will not be allowed to be owned by individuals with the exception of a special license and the prime minister made it treats a day that practically nobody would get that license ok and my understanding of the reading of the new ban is that weapon ownership will be restricted basically to small caliber twenty two news and two shotguns weapons for farmers essentially is
that the case. is it is so you know saying which can carry a capture each which allows five shots so more will be baned and so you least with small caliber and single shot. of cool one or two three shot guns and the rest of them the prime minister has made clear will be banned i mean it's a very sweeping ban on in this thing which is the same it was amazing does this have a large national support to spend. it does in the wake of the shooting. being it's very clear to do so by is for trying i think we're. ok we're having a problem with that connection as breaking up will try to get back to paul later on in this program perhaps if we can to the next program for now though thank you very
much paul squarely from new zealand what will be topping the agenda at other news at and summit in brussels today britain's due to leave the european union in eight days time but the divorce has been plunged into chaos after parliament rejected prime minister teresa mayes breaks a deal she's now asking the other twenty seven you member states to give her more time to reason may says she regrets having to delay breaks it but as the clock ticks she's forced to do so the prime minister is seeking an extension of the deadline until the thirtieth of june and no later than that some argue that i'm making the wrong choice and i should ask for a longer extension to the end of the year old beyond to give more time for politicians to move the way forward. that would mean asking you to vote in european elections nearly three years after our country decided to leave what kind of message would that send i you could approve may's request but only if you came
lawmakers approved the divorce deal they've already rejected so says the chief of the bloc although the exit for teak. justified. to give up thinking. a positive solution. and peace at westminster have already voted down the agreement in its current form multiple times and its talks go on so does the uncertainty this is speaking we're now in the midst of a full scale national crisis incompetence failure and intransigence from the prime minister and her government i brought us to this point parliament has rejected a deal it's rejected no deal the prime minister now has no plan to resume its immediate plan getting the other twenty seven e.u. countries to grant her an extension. for order there's
a lot of very noisy barracking this house has almost itself on europe for to not. make this in the u.k. and across the channel maybe hoping she can cut through the noise i german chancellor be helping her cut through that noise political correspond simon young's here with me this morning good morning simon chancellor merkel's going to be outlining her position to the parliament today before heading to brussels what do you think we can expect what we know what. position on breaks it age she wants to avoid and no deal. all costs she said that many times and just this week she said that she would work until the very last minute which she meant of course the deadline on. the twenty ninth of march to friday of next week. to get that deal that's been agreed between britain and the e.u. to get that through but of course the problem is the british parliament kohen too
great of that deal or isn't doing so at the moment and so that raises questions about the potential extension that the reason why is awful i think we'll hear something about that from the chance this morning although the european union has got other things to focus on too so his relations with china will dried and so on so she'll be talking about those other issues there are other big issues for the but in terms of bracks the deal may is asking for the extension up until june thirtieth has a caviar that is that britain does not participate in the e.u. elections coming up in may does that position have this caveat have german support well i think that remains to be seen i mean if we listen to donald to the president the european council he sade's i think it was yesterday on the day before that he believes that such a short extension as the has been applied for by reason my could be agreed by
the european states and he's spoken to lynn and the other capitals but he did say that there were legal and political problems with that and that relates in particular i think to this question of the elections. because there could for instance be other european states contesting the validity of the european elections if the british were in or indeed were not in a pending on how things play out so exactly what the german position will be on the question of european elections is not clear yet but i think that as i say everyone in the government wants to try and make sure that somehow the deal can go through there are so many loose ends to get this deal to go through they have to be wrapped up really in brussels today will the other member states all twenty seven of them. support the german position support you know
a deal at all costs well i think there's even movement within the german position heiko moss the foreign minister he has said that he thought that getting an extension was just kicking the can down the road but the french foreign minister has also said that you know if the reason may cannot provide what he called sufficient guarantees whatever that means with deal then he probably thinks that will be refused and that you know the no deal scenario will become the e.u.'s press preference so that's quite a threats there to the u.k. this position i think these talks are in in chaos and it really is a full scale crisis and we're having a pivotal summit on this in brussels they will have more from the chancellor be carrying her speech live here and be with here with me here to talk about that thanks very much. falls been about two and a half years now since britain's political future radically changed in spite of the
verbal reassurances from both brussels and london little has been put in writing when it comes to the rights of british residents in the e.u. one hundred thousand british citizens live here in germany and they're very concerned of course about how their lives will change in eight days on that day. back and forth and back and forth. off the backs of negotiations negotiations that are seriously trying the relations between the european union and the british government especially since the second deal fell through in the british house of commons. order is what jenny hay hurst has been looking for since the bracks of referendum kicked in in twenty fifteen a year before the referendum the british student moved to berlin for her masters degree now she's unsure what she'll be facing once she finishes studying the
majority of my time spent in germany has been not knowing what the future is going to hold for me here which adds to all the uncertainty that you have as a young person anyway so i would say people are highly highly frustrated with uncertainty looming jenny hayhurst has decided to take action as part of the initiative british in germany she's fighting to help secure u.k. citizens rights abroad her worst fear no deal breck says she and many others will lose their residence status overnight the advice she hears most often just give up your passport i mean not only are there emotional reasons why i wouldn't like to give up my greatest british why would i want to give up my british passport was also really practical i want to go back in the future and visit my family of my parents and i want to stay in care for them for a long period of time i would have to fulfil very strict requirements income requirements criminal record requirements the list goes on and on for these reasons
jenny hayhurst and many other british citizens want their fate off the backs of negotiation table we're not bargaining chips with people and the most important thing is to recognise that this is about how we live our lives and we need to have to give them some way out of this uncertainty at the moment and we need our rights to be secured. now for a look at some of the other stories making the news at this hour the european parliament's biggest political parliamentary group has suspended the party of unger's right wing prime minister viktor orban but refrained from an all right all out expulsion rather the move follows concerns that were buzz feed their party violated e.u. principles on the rule of law with an anti immigrant an anti e.u. billboard campaign. officials in the u.s. state of nebraska have called for quick assistance from the federal government after record flooding devastated parts of the midwest early estimates put the damage at over a billion dollars and brass has declared a state of emergency as have the neighboring states of missouri and iowa. and
a woman in the u.s. is suing harvard university over photographs taken of to nineteenth century slaves he says or her ancestors she accuses the college of making a profit from the images which were commissioned by a white soprano for supremacy as professor arbors declined to comment. dozens of italian schoolchildren have made a narrow escape after their bus driver set that vehicle on fire near molon police were able to stop the bus and get all of those children to safety without any serious injury the driver now under arrest said he was protesting migrant deaths in the mediterranean. lowlands the city of by ra have been turned into and in one sea by cycle own. more rain is expected in the coming days the darcy situation for tens of thousands of survivors is expected to get much worse more than three hundred people have been confirmed as
floodwaters hamper rescue and relief efforts. lots of survivors rushed to receive their rate when they knew it had arrived in mozambique aid workers have a difficulties delivering food and other necessities. as well as heavy floods in the wake of the storm a widely broken infrastructure in and around the worst his city of beirut is also hampering relief efforts. we have no energy in one thousand nine percent of an actual city post we have no power. everything's destroyed the hospitals facing the same problem we have no communication or drinking water. there was. in a show of concern to some pics president felipe a new c visited one of the shelters in beirut. that the survivors excitement
was overshadowed but disarray everywhere citizens of panicking because help is slow and clearly insufficient fights over food to erupt. the people who didn't sleep a came here early in the morning to receive food we slept in and have no right to receive it. calles in the shelters and out on the streets a lot of people are still at risk trapped by the flood waters. the united nations district to have caused by cycling as quote a message to sawston effect. hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. for more i'm joined by bettina luscher from the world food programme which is providing relief in mozambique right now thanks for coming in this morning what more do we know about the situation in the affected areas in mozambique it's really
tough when you fly over this area it looks as if there's a whole ocean that has moved inland miles and miles of water people on roofs people spend days in trees schools or sheltering. people so we're bringing in food we have these little energy biscuits that have all the nutrients that a person needs to survive because they can't cook they have nothing and we bring in water we bring in supplies we have teams on the ground who do emergency telecom so that the the aid workers can actually talk to each other and organize a response but it's a massive crisis it is an unsupported get people to to higher ground right now that's been here you have two hundred people on the ground and what are they saying what are the main obstacles for them right now it's the water i mean we're bringing in helicopters dropping off food and other supplies and water to people. in areas but you also have to mount
a huge logistical response we're going to bring. planes in. coming is coming in from all over southern africa because we will feed five hundred thousand people just think of that and that takes a lot. but it's it's massive because we already were on the ground before this disaster struck we handed out food vouchers to people could buy food before the cycloid hit so they had food for two weeks but this is on a totally different scale no. international effort coming together what are you seeing happen in mozambique in terms of people pulling together from various nations to help those in need right now exactly and what happens in a crisis like this i've done for example. tsunami in indonesia as you work together various countries you bring in military from from countries where working for example with south african rescue teams using their helicopters in the beginning to bring food and other supplies to things it has to be really coordinated so that
people get everything the big concern now is the dams could be breaking from other rivers they could be more flooding that water from rains is coming into the country now and and of course the fear of disease cholera typhoid malaria all of that is no huge concern. to you and your people on the ground there in mozambique in the days ahead for the world food program thanks for coming out. today is world down syndrome day one child is born with down syndrome for every one thousand births worldwide millions have the genetic condition and increasingly they're being integrated into their communities deb you visited a cafe in the iranian capital tehran for a look at how that can work. in the. completely in his element serving couple chinos to the guests in this cafe waiting tables this is first ever job and the forty year old is loving every second of it.
you know i like the cafe it's big and it's nice and warm that's why i'm so grateful to the mrs i got here. every night when i go to bed i thank her. for that. he and the others who work here have little chance of finding work elsewhere iran's job market is currently in such a bad state that over a third of college educated young iranians that unemployed for people with special needs it's become nearly impossible to find work. as a mother session for most of those people there's nothing to do once they finish school they just stay at home but we're convinced it's good for them to show people that they have other abilities not just good for them it's also good for their families they're often sad because they can't do anything but here they can show just what they're capable of. more than forty people
living with down syndrome autism work here regularity everybody pitches in doing what they can brewing coffee waiting tables or entertaining the guests with music. they all get paid for their work except for the cafe owner he she runs a deficit every month there are very few government programs to support social projects like this one in the islamic republic. we've never received support from any kind of organization it's a completely independent project founded and finance privately we're totally self dependent negative. giving up is not an option because every day she sees just how much this work means to him run and the others. i used to just be with my father.
but father look at me. i finally made it i'm famous and go through life with my. c. . with their positive attitude imran and his colleagues have created an atmosphere found nowhere else in the islamic republic. no other can feel he a neuron could get away with this level of frivolity imran and the others are making the best out being a little bit different and have transformed coffee down tizen into a place that's bursting with positivity. now for a look at one of the best known artists of his time there's a new problem. of woman was very important here's more from the museum barbara.
was it her audience her nose her high cheekbones public picasso was believed to have painted his beloved wife shot clean more than any other model some four hundred times and that's not even including the numerous portraits which are not named for her but whose features are clearly hers. she was of course his model and muse and lived out this role at his side in the last years of picasso's life jacqueline was really very close to her husband there are documents that also shows a clean was for a time a manager of picasso's work off the. shack clean was married to because so during the final creative phase of his life for a long time many of her portraits were only known through black and white photos of picasso studios because the works were in the family's possession jacqueline's
daughter whose childhood portrait is also in the exhibition granted rare permission for them to be shown. for the curators in potsdam it's like having all their christmases come at once i don't believe in christmas but i do like hot chocolate so. it's like having the best hot chocolate and it's lots of fun and it's fantastic and it's also fantastic to do the research behind it the exhibition starts with the first portraits of sharks seen from nine hundred fifty four shortly after the seventy two year old picasso met the twenty six year old and runs through to his final acts at the end of his life after painting his many female portraits picasso began painting men again it was a very prolific phase in his life. he's number one goal was always to create and as time was passing by and he was raiding his seventy's and eighty's and even
ninety's him he knew that deployed. picasso the late work ends with a painting that was still in progress at the time of the artist's death it seems to depict two figures and visitors are left to imagine how picasso might have completed it. we have some sports now germany's national football team played a friendly match against serbia last night it was their first outing in twenty nineteen and they were trying out a new look young squad after coach welcome love controversy only x. three senior players early on it was serbia who scored through talk frankfurt striker. on thirteen minutes after germany until the second half they had back in the sixty ninth minute. scored the equaliser there was drama in injury time as serbia's milan was sent off for a bad foul on liberal. the match ended in a one all draw. well people in los angeles took to social media after
thousands spot of the fast moving streak of light over the city of angels and of course they want to know what it was it was a bird a plane or something else a mysterious object passing over downtown l.a. but it turned out to be a pair stuntman flying together in wings or is one of them with sparklers attached to his legs both deployed parachutes to land safely two in some skyscrapers police later confirmed that a mediocre did not hit the city and that los angeles was not being invaded by aliens it was just another film. as your monitor our top stories at this hour and a nationally televised address british prime minister treason i as appealed for approval of her divorce plan from the european union our next stop brussels today to ask for us three month delay to bret's. and in mozambique tens of thousands remain without food water or shelter in the wake of cycling he died but
more rain is on the way relief and rescue efforts are struggling. up next focus on europe but the spotlight on ukrainian comedian who's getting very serious all that and much more straight ahead here with the d.w. and don't forget there's always more to website interview dot com i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks for being with us.
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that. did become a deep way to islamist terror. he said sorry guys i don't want to ask yourself. an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines. by starts. on d w. hello and a warm welcome to focus on europe by so have you with us deal no deal or delay the chaos surrounding briggs it has be will there are lots of europe but the longer